If you have an iPhone, you undoubtedly know the pain of watching your battery slowly (or quickly) drain while there was nothing you could do to stop it. The first time it happened to me was last year at The Goose’s fifth birthday party. We were at Chuck E. Cheese, I didn’t have a charging cord, and I had to run from person to person asking to borrow their phone so I could take pictures. Then I had to send the photos to myself, and collect the various photos from the various phones. It was a nightmare.
It wasn’t until later that I realized my battery was rapidly draining because I was doing everything wrong. If your phone is always losing it’s charge, keep reading to find out how to stop it.
How to Extend the Battery Life of your iPhone
Disable the wi-fi. When you have the wi-fi turned on your phone is constantly searching for a signal, even if there isn’t a signal to be had. And all of that searching rapidly drains your battery. So if you are out and about with no intention of using the internet, just shut it off.
Don’t keep your phone on the camera function, even if you are doing nothing but taking pictures. I’ve watched my battery go from 78 to 24 in a matter of minutes when I left my phone on the camera function for too long. If you’re taking pictures, between snaps either press the home button on your phone to return to the home screen after each photo, or press the little button at the top of your phone to immediately shut down the screen.
Shut down any apps that you are not currently using. Having several apps running in the background uses battery power. To shut down any apps you are not using, quickly tap the home key on your phone twice, this brings up all the apps that are currently active. Quickly slide your finger up to shut down the apps you are not planning to use.
Turn down the brightness. The brighter your phone, the more energy it takes when you are using it. To save the battery life, dim your phone by swiping up from the making the screen as dim as possible.